Business and Economic Development

The city of West Plains and surrounding communities are vibrant, dynamic and prosperous places to live, work and raise a family. Nestled in the “Heart of the Ozarks”, West Plains/Howell County is a Work Ready Community that offers great opportunity to the citizens and business community.

West Plains is an area known for its agricultural surroundings and its backdrop to the hills of the Ozarks, it offers year-round recreation and leisure opportunities. An energetic workforces, excellent schools, very low crime, great weather, wonderful air quality and abundant resources are just a few of the many reasons businesses come to our area.

Please visit to see how West Plains meets your business/economic needs.